It's about four-and-a-half times as long as The Kentucky Derby
In other words, 8.850 kilometers is 4.399310 times the length of The Kentucky Derby, and the length of The Kentucky Derby is 0.2273080 times that amount.(Churchill Downs, Louisville, Kentucky) (total race length)
The total race length of the Kentucky Derby run at Churchill Downs is 2.01168 kilometers. First run in 1864, the Kentucky Derby is one of the oldest continuously-running sporting events in America, almost two years older than the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show
It's about four-and-a-half times as long as The Preakness Stakes
In other words, 8.850 kilometers is 4.6308510 times the length of The Preakness Stakes, and the length of The Preakness Stakes is 0.2159430 times that amount.(Pimlico Race Course, Baltimore, Maryland) (total race length)
The total race length of the Preakness Stakes run at the Pimlico Race Course is 1.9110960 kilometers. Dubbed "the race for the Black-eyed Susans" after Maryland's state flower, the winning horse is actually draped with a garland of painted yellow daisies, as Black-eyed Susans do not bloom in time for the late-May race.
It's about nine times as tall as Angel Falls
In other words, 8.850 kilometers is 9.04 times the height of Angel Falls, and the height of Angel Falls is 0.1110 times that amount.(a.k.a. Parakupa-vena, a.k.a. Kerepakupai mer&) (Auyantepui, Canaima National Park, Venezuela) (total height)
Angel Falls has a total height 0.9790 kilometers. Jimmie Angel, the first person to publicize their existence outside Venezuela and the namesake of the falls, damaged his monoplane atop the falls and was forced to abandon it; it remained there until it was removed 33 years later.
It's about nine-and-a-half times as tall as Tugela Falls
In other words, 8.850 kilometers is 9.340 times the height of Tugela Falls, and the height of Tugela Falls is 0.1070 times that amount.(Royal Natal National Park, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa)
Tugela Falls rises to 0.9480 kilometers in height. The falls are the highest in Africa and the second highest in the world.
It's about ten times as tall as Olo'upena Falls
In other words, 8.850 kilometers is 9.8320 times the height of Olo'upena Falls, and the height of Olo'upena Falls is 0.10170 times that amount.(a.k.a. Oloupena Falls) (Molokai, Hawaii)
Olo'upena Falls rise to 0.90010 kilometers in height. The isolated falls are the tallest in the United States and the fourth tallest in the world.
It's about one-tenth as long as The Panama Canal
In other words, the length of The Panama Canal is 10 times 8.850 kilometers.(Canal de Panamá) (Panama)
Connecting the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans across the Isthmus of Panama, the Canal measures 88 kilometers in length. Ships passing through the Canal are raised (and then lowered) 0.026 kilometers above sea level through the lock-and-dam system.
It's about ten times as long as The Navy Pier
In other words, the length of The Navy Pier is 0.10 times 8.850 kilometers.(a.k.a. Municipal Pier #2) (Chicago, Illinois)
The Navy Pier is 0.90 kilometers in total length. Originally named Municipal Pier #2, the pier was renamed Navy Pier in 1927 in honor of Naval personnel stationed there during World War I.